U19 squad for upcoming qualifiers revealed

Macedonia U19 will host a qualifications tournament in Skopje with the opponents being the national teams of England, Luxembourg and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

photo by FFM: the U19s celebrate a goal

Coach Goran Stanikj called up 20 players for the preliminary round. There are some absents and the likes of Marko Alchevski, Dimitar Todorovski and Kire Trpchevski are not among the called up players. Stanikj expects a real challenge, especially considering that the teams of England and Bosnia and Herzegovina featured in the Euro U17 championship two years ago with the same generation of players that are now representing their U19 national teams. Interestingly, Macedonia also hosted the qualifications tournament back then and also played against Bosnia and Herzegovina. The match back then ended 0:0, the team was led by Stanikj and several of the players today featured in that match.

Stefan Mitrev – Aarau Switzerland
Kristijan Kitanovski
– Vardar Macedonia
Matej Andov
– Vardar Macedonia

Georgije Jankulov – Železničar Serbia
Bozhidar Mitrevski
– Sileks Macedonia
Aleksandar Gjurkovski
– Vardar Macedonia
Bojan Dimovski
– Vardar Macedonia
Vane Tasevski
– Nibbiano & Valtidone Italy
Andjelo Nikolovski
– Kit-Go Macedonia

Agon Elezi – Skënderbeu Albania
Jeton Dauti
– St. Gallen Switzerland
Ivan Nikolov
– Akademija Pandev Macedonia
Vlada Novevski
– Vojvodina Serbia
Arbi Vosha
– Makedonija GjP Macedonia

Metodi Maksimov – Rabotnichki Macedonia
David Toshevski
– Rabotnichki Macedonia
Ediz Spahiu
– Shkendija Macedonia
Muharem Suhejlj
– Shkupi Macedonia
Ersan Hajdari
– Aarau Switzerland
Abdulvahit Murati
– Shkupi Macedonia

Macedonia faces Bosnia and Herzegovina in the opening round tomorrow, then plays against England on the 16th and 3 days later the final match against Luxembourg. The top 2 teams of each group advance along with a best placed third team.

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